Drinking and Sleeping: How D.C.-Area Feds Are Spending Their Snow Day

Snow falls on a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park Monday. Snow falls on a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park Monday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

The Mid-Atlantic hasn’t seen this much snow since Snowpocalypse three years ago. On Monday, federal employees in the Washington, D.C. region received their fourth snow day this season.

Some have pointed out that due to the above-average number of snow days this winter, the government shutdown in the fall and federal holidays, federal employees in the D.C. area have not worked for one-quarter of the fiscal year so far, which began Oct. 1. That figure is not exactly fair and largely exaggerated. In fact, a snow day increasingly no longer implies a day off for feds. Instead, telework agreements with workers enable agencies by-and-large to continue their normal operations.

Not all federal employees were worried about having to work on Monday, however. Many took to Twitter to give thanks to the weather deities or discuss their plans for the unscheduled day off (SPOILER: There was lots of alcohol involved). We’ve compiled the best tweets here: 

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